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Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Movie or TV Productions

1900 Movie

Cyrano de Bergerac, a silent film with Constant Coquelin.

1925 Movie

Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Pierre Magnier as Cyrano.

1938 TV Movie

A BBC live performance of the play for television, starring Leslie Banks as Cyrano.

1950 Movie

Cyrano de Bergerac, starring José Ferrer. Ferrer won an Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Cyrano.

1987 Movie

Roxanne is a modernized version of Cyrano de Bergerac with Steve Martin starring in the Cyrano-equivalent role.

1990 Movie

A French film which won an Oscar for Best Costume Design.

Images

Movie Poster

Here’s a movie poster from the version starring Gerard Depardieu.

Cyrano

Walter Hampden as Cyrano.

Cyrano and Roxane

Walter Hampden as Cyrano and Caroll McComas as Roxane.

French Playbill

A playbill, which makes more sense if you happen to speak French. If not, you can still admire the aesthetics.

Cyrano in Art

A statue of… wait for it… Cyrano de Bergerac!

Judging A Book By Its Cover

A book cover of the version translated by Christopher Fry.

The Author

A photo of Edmond Rostand; he would totally win our Moustache March contest.

Coquelin as Cyrano

A photo of Constant Coquelin, the actor who portrayed Cyrano in Rostand’s original silent film production.

Other

Ratatouille
New movie Ratatouille may have been inspired by Cyrano.
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